March 18th, 2016

We had a fantastic week leading up to Spring Break. Yes...Spring Break is finally here! Ask your student about our Pirate Time March Madness Bracket Challenge. (Just a little something fun to go along with this time of year!) We had an awesome end of quarter Pirate Games this afternoon that saw 7th Grade take the title! From all of us at PCMS, have a relaxing and safe break, and we’ll see everyone back on the 28th!

3rd Quarter Report Cards

As you know, we wrapped up the 3rd quarter of the year last Friday and began 4th quarter this week. Third quarter report cards will be emailed home Monday, March 28th, which is a little different, so please keep an eye out for this after we return from break.

School Supply Kits for Next Year (Current 6th & 7th Graders)

Schoolkidz school supply kit order forms were sent home with your student(s) today. This is a wonderful service provided by our PTO, so you don’t have to spend your precious summer “time” standing in line to purchase school supplies! Make sure you take a peek at the flyer. There are some very nice things in addition to the basic supplies available this year - backpacks, water bottles, lunch bags, and food jars. (Note: The calculator is not required for 6th grade, but is required for 7th & 8th grades.)

Orders can be placed online at www.shopttkits.com (Use Acct# 26768) or by completing the paper form and sending it, along with payment, to school with your child.The deadline for paper orders is April 8th and online orders need to be placed by April 15th. Should you have any questions, please contact Tammy via email at tskmama2boyz@yahoo.com.

7th & 8th Grade Intramural Flag Football

  • April 4th - May 12th (After school - 5:00pm)

  • Students will ride a bus after school to Barry School for practice and games on the turf field.

  • The bus will leave Barry School at 4:45pm to return students to PCMS by 5:00pm.

  • There will be an activity bus available to take students home from PCMS. Click here for Activity Bus information. (Route 407)

  • All practices and games will be held Mon-Thurs at Barry School, excluding PLC Days.

  • All equipment, except for cleats (optional) will be provided.

  • Students must have a current physical on file in the office to participate.

  • Coach Seymour (Barry School) and Coach Baskerville (PCMS) will be the coaches.

Water Bottle Refilling Station

We are very excited to announce the addition of a brand new water bottle refilling station in our cafeteria area! We partnered with the Platte County Health Dept., who helped to cover part of the cost. Thank you, PC Health Dept! This year we began allowing students to carry water bottles (water only) with them throughout the day, so this refilling station is a great perk! We hope to be able to add a few more stations in the near future!

Lost and Found

We have done a much better job of keeping our Lost and Found collection under control this year. However, it seems the last few weeks we have started to accumulate more and more. We would like to get as many items back in the hands of the owners as possible, before donating to charity. Please have your student(s) check the Lost and Found tables in the cafeteria when they return from break. (*Note - jewelry, electronics, wallets, etc. are kept in the office.)

MAP Testing

MAP testing is just around the corner! We are beginning to collect a set of earbuds from each of our students to be used during the tests. Please have your student bring in a pair from home. We will then place the earbuds inside a Ziploc bag with your student's name written on it. Students will take their earbuds home after testing is completed.

Below are the MAP Test dates, so you can plan ahead. As always, we appreciate you trying to avoid pulling your student(s) out of school during this time frame.

  • 6th Grade ~ 4/11, 4/12, 4/14, 4/15

  • 7th Grade ~ 4/25, 4/26, 4/29

  • 8th Grade ~ 4/18, 4/19, 4/21, 4/22, 5/2, 5/3

  • EOC ~ Algebra I - 5/4, 5/5, 5/9 ~ STAR - 5/10

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in sending earbuds for your student as soon as possible, as well as working around the testing dates!

FRESHMAN Summer School

Freshman Summer School 2016 applications are now available for 8th graders. You may click here to get an application form. Applications are also available in the PCMS office.

***Please return applications to Mrs. Wheeler or Ms. Levi by Friday, April 15, 2016. You may contact wheelera@platteco.k12.mo.us or levil@platteco.k12.mo.us with any questions.

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Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25

  • Spring Break!

Monday, March 28

  • School resumes from Spring Break

  • Report Cards emailed home

  • 7th/8th Home Track Meet @ PCHS vs. Smithville ~ 3:45pm

Wednesday, March 30

  • 7th/8th Track Meet @ Kearney

Monday, April 4

  • 7th/8th Intramural Football begins ~ 3-5pm

Tuesday, April 5

  • 7th/8th Track Meet @ Ray Central

Wednesday, April 6

  • Platte Valley Bank Day ~ Bring your deposits!

  • PLC Early Release ~ 12:50pm (No Track or Intramural Football)

Friday, April 8

  • Deadline for school supply paper orders

Friday, April 15

  • Deadline for online school supply orders